Contra Anniversary Collection Gets Three Limited-Run Game Collector’s Editions

Contra Anniversary Collection Gets Three Limited-Run Game Collector’s Editions

Contra Anniversary Collection Art
Picture: Konami

At last year’s E3, we found out that Limited Run Games would be creating swanky physical versions for a handful of old-school favorites and plenty of other classic reimaginings. And we now have more details on one of them – and the wait was worth it.

The Contra Anniversary Collection, which released in 2019 – and we absolutely loved the game when we reviewed it – is getting not one, not two, but three different collector’s editions. Why so many, you ask? In February, the original Contra celebrated its 35th anniversary (still feeling old?), so Limited Run Games thought “why not?” and pulled out all the stops for this run-and-gun classic. Better than a cake? We think so.

Let’s take a look at what each Collector’s Edition contains, then!

Classic Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Classic Edition Switch Limited Edition
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  • Physical copy of the Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible sleeve
  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary Collection 18″ x 24″ Reversible Poster
  • Retro style dust cover

The Classic Edition is an evolution of the Standard Edition, which comes with an NES-style gray cover and retro sleeve. It will cost $64.99.

Hard Corps Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Hardcorps Edition Switch Limited Edition
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  • Physical copy of the Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible sleeve
  • Deluxe clamshell case with art by Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary Collection 18″ x 24″ Reversible Poster

This edition comes with everything in the classic edition, except for the dust cover. It’s still priced the same at $64.99, but if you don’t want the extra cardboard then this might be for you.

Ultimate Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Ultimate Edition Switch Limited Edition
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  • Physical copy of the Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible sleeve
  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois
  • Luxury clamshell case with Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary SteelBook Collection
  • Contra Anniversary Collection 18″ x 24″ Reversible Poster
  • Alternative double-sided game cover from the Contra Anniversary collection
  • Retro style dust cover
  • Acrylic Stands
  • enamel pins
  • Framed lenticular art print
  • Mini Flying Capsule Replica
  • The History of the Contra Hardcover Book
  • Bill and Lance metal key ring

Here is the big one. This $174.99 whopper comes with everything you’d expect from a big special edition—a retrospective book, pins, standees, framed artwork, keychains—and is a dream come true. a collector. This SteelBook is gorgeous too.

You can also, of course, just grab the regular edition if all you want is a physical copy of this fabulous collection of arcade classics.

Pre-orders open next Friday, April 29, 7 a.m. PDT / 10 a.m. EDT / 3 p.m. BST and are open for six weeks until June 12 at 8:59 a.m. PDT / 11:59 p.m. EDT / 4:59 a.m. BST.

Will you opt for one of these special editions? Let us know in the comments.

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